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Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club Records

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Rochelle Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Scrapbook (1 volume) 1975- 1976



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Collection Overview

Title: Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club Records, 1968-1980

ID: RHC/RC/098

Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/02/1980. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Business and Professional Women's Club, Professions, Women, Rochelle (Ill.), Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club, Women, Women--Societies and clubs.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records in this collection document the activities of the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club from 1969-1980.  Minutes and the “Nike Naks” newsletters provide the most comprehensive information on the Club’s activities.  A major portion of the collection includes the papers of Karen Collier, President of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club (1975-1976), and State Young Career Women (YCW) Chairman (1976-1977).  Included are the files of individual Y.C.W. candidates and the newsletters of various Illinois B.P.W. Clubs.  Papers from 1977/78 document Mrs. Collier’s term as District VI Chairman.  Researchers also should note that this collection includes a wealth of documentary material on Illinois and National B.P.W. organizations and activities.

Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the Sycamore B.P.W. Club Records (RC 97) and the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records (RC 99).  Researchers should note that most of the documentation on the formation of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club is included in the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records. Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.

Collection Historical Note

The DeKalb B.P.W. Club sponsored the creation of the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club in February 1968.  Mona Robison, a local nurse, served as the first president.  There were thirty-three charter members.  The goals of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club are to better the circumstances and opportunities for working women through informative programs, scholarships, and active support of local, state and national legislation of benefit to women.

The Club has supported college scholarships to local women, provided Christmas baskets for the needy, sponsored a Filipino orphan, and held informational programs such as a symposium on the International Women’s Year co-sponsored with the Rochelle League of Women Voters.  To finance its activities the Club edited and published a cookbook, Burnt Offerings, held raffles and conducted various sidewalk and rummage sales.

The Rochelle BPW Club is now apart of the Rochelle Rotary Club which is a not for profit organization of business and professional men and women who are “dedicated to maintaining ethical standards, building positive community and good will, developing relationships through networking and providing humanitarian service locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.”

Subject/Index Terms

Business and Professional Women's Club
Professions, Women
Rochelle (Ill.)
Rochelle Business and Professional Women's Club
Women
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Karen Collier, past President, donated additional Business and Professional Women’s Club materials to the Regional History Center on June 16, 1980.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Donna Poshard, Karen Collier

Acquisition Method: Donna Poshard, President, donated the Rochelle Business and Professional Women’s Club Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 2, 1980.

Related Materials: Related collections held by the Regional History Center include the Sycamore B.P.W. Club Records (RC 97) and the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records (RC 99).  Researchers should note that most of the documentation on the formation of the Rochelle B.P.W. Club is included in the DeKalb B.P.W. Club Records. Two B.P.W. publications, the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.

Related Publications: Two B.P.W. publications - the National Business Woman and the Illinois Bulletin are part of the Founders Memorial Library’s permanent collection.


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[Box 2],
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Box 3
Folder 1: Vice-Presidential Campaign, District VI, 1977
Folder 2: Various Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Club Yearbooks, 1976-1978
Folder 3: Leadership Conference Handouts, 1976- 1977
Folder 4: Leadership Conference, Programs and Correspondence, 1976-1977
Folder 5: Illinois State Board Meetings, 1977-1978
Folder 6: Legislative Conference Information, 1977
Folder 7: State Club of the Year Award, February 1978
Folder 8: Susan B. Anthony Award Night, February 1979
Folder 9: State Suggest-O-Grams, 1975-1976
Folder 10: Political Action Conference Information, 1976
Folder 11: Illinois State Conventions, 1975-1979
Folder 12: Illinois Handbook of Federation Procedures, 1974
Folder 13: National President's Letters, 1976-1978
Folder 14: National Convention Programs, 1974-1975
Folder 15: Symposium on International Women's Year, Joint Conference - Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) and League of Women Voters in Rochelle, Programs, 2 Tapes, Partial Transcript, November 13, 1975
Folder 16: Widening Horizons, International Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.), Publication, 1975-1978

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[Volume 1: Rochelle Business and Professional Women (B.P.W.) Scrapbook (1 volume) 1975- 1976],
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